From time to time I will get fellow professional photographers requesting one on one training with them to help them improve particular areas of their own photography. As a Cleveland wedding photographer, it is great to do these training sessions so that I can share the knowledge that I have acquired as a professional wedding photographer and portrait photographer. It’s is especially exciting, because it forces me to push the boundaries of my own knowledge by making me communicate that knowledge so that another professional photographer can easily understand. On Sunday, I spent the day with Kristy Steeves of Kristy Steeves Photography. Kristy had two of her clients, Tyra and Morgan, to model for us and we spent the day focused on natural light, posing and exposure. Light and exposure are THE two most important ingredients for a successful portrait so I really wanted to get Kristy to concentrate on those two things in particular. Most of our approach was focused on senior portrait photography since Tyra and Morgan are seniors in high school. They were both fantastic and Kristy is as lucky to have them as clients as they are to have her as their senior portrait photographer. It was a pleasure to share what I know with Kristy and I hope that she got as much out of the day as I did. Here are a few images that I captured during the day. Be sure to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
Yesterday, I met Olivia for her senior portrait session. She was a little nervous at first, like everyone usually is, but I knew after capturing the first couple of images that she would do just great. Olivia is a senior at Barberton High School and she wanted her senior pictures to be different. That is exactly what my goal is when taking senior pictures. We walked around downtown Barberton and, as I always do, looked for the best spots of light. By the end of the session I would say that Olivia was ready for the cover of Vogue Magazine. Be sure to leave her a comment, below, and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
Yesterday I met with Dustin and his mom for his senior year portrait session in downtown Barberton, Ohio. Dustin is a senior at Barberton High School where he plays baseball (pitcher and first base). It was important for Dustin to get some images at the baseball diamond and also to incorporate, if possible, a good sunset. I think we accomplished that goal. Here are a few images from the session. Be sure to leave Dustin a comment, below, and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
Here are a few images from Zach’s senior year portrait session, which took place in and around Wadsworth, Ohio. Zach is a senior at Wadsworth High School. Not only did he kill during his session, but he did so hampered by a healing ACL, on which he recently had surgery! He was a champ! Be sure to leave Zach a comment, below, and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
Yesterday was Maddy’s senior year portrait session. Maddy is a senior at Lake High School in Hartville, Ohio. Maddy wanted something different than the usual “senior portraits” and I think that that is exactly what we got. We simply let the sunlight be our guide, following it wherever it took us (every image from the session, except the night images, are direct or reflected sunlight). She did wonderfully and I want to thank her, her mom and their friend Suzi for their assistance and a great session. Be sure to leave a comment for Maddy and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
Yesterday was Abbey’s senior year portrait session. Abbey’s is best friend’s with Nikki, who I photographed last year -here- and who was with Abbey and her mom throughout the three hour session (That’s right!! Three hours!!) Abbey is a senior at Barberton High School. She wanted an autumn session (duh!) and also wanted to incorporate her participation in Barberton’s volleyball team. So, we drove around Barberton until we ended up at the high school for pictures in the gym and in their completely awesome locker rooms. Abbey, her mom, and my unpaid assistant, Nikki were great. Here are a few images. Be sure to leave Abbey a comment, below, and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
Yesterday we had scheduled Lina’s make up senior portrait session (Lina is a senior at Wadsworth High School). During her initial session it started to rain and we weren’t able to get many outside images. So, we rescheduled a brief make-up session. Well, it rained again! However, we were able to get the session in without getting too wet. It was important that Lina’s boyfriend, Nick, be with us because she wanted some images with him. Well, Nick was my secret weapon. Any time that I needed a genuine smile from Lina, I just pulled Nick into her line of sight. Worked like a charm!! Here are a few images from the session. My selections just happen to be all black and white. One of the images is from the last session. Be sure to leave Lina a comment below and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc. on Facebook.
Yesterday evening I met Katey and her mom at Hubbard Valley Park in Wadsworth Ohio for Katey’s senior year portraits. Katey is a senior at Wadsworth High School and good friends (best friends!) with our client Tyler -here- It was a perfect day for autumn portraits and I couldn’t have asked for a better subject. Katey did all that was needed to get great images and her mom was a great help as her stylist and wardrobe director. We did end up in downtown Wadsworth for some brick and mortar images (for variety ) and that worked perfectly. Here are a few images from the session. Be sure to leave Katey some love in the comment section below and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography on Facebook.
Yesterday I met Christina and her mom for Christina’s downtown Canal Fulton senior portrait session. Christina is a senior at Northwest Senior High School (her mom and I went to school together…um…a long time ago). The day was just beautiful providing us with beautiful light and beautiful clouds (see below). Here are a few images from the session. Be sure to leave Christina some love in the comment session below and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography Inc on Facebook.
When Justin and his mom told me that they had access to the Barberton High School Theater and asked if we could do a short session there, I jumped at the chance. A unique location with, for the most part, controllable lighting… it was perfect. We primarily used the house spotlight as our main light source and Justin did the rest. Here are a few of the images. Be sure to leave a comment for Justin and remember to “Like” Spencer Photography on Facebook.